THE 2019 Women’s Afrobasket MVP, Ezinne Kalu has said she was happy to have chosen to play for Nigeria, a country, she stated, appreciate hard work.
Kalu who was born in the in Newark, USA, said playing for Nigeria has opened doors of opportunity for her and also reaffirmed her readiness to ensure Nigeria wins a medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
“I decided to play for Nigeria because that is where my root lies; it was my responsibility to represent a country that appreciated my hard work and dedication to the game of basketball,” Kalu said. “It was a chance for the other half of my family to see me, appreciate where I have come from and this was my way of giving back to them.”
The 27-year-old who was listed among the Five-All Star in Group A of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) in Belgrade, Serbia added: “Playing for Nigeria has given me an opportunity to work with so many different brands and companies off the court.